Name/Description: Fried Beef Bun / Pan-fried Pork Bun / Potsticker
Specialty (named dish): Niu Rou Bao / Sheng Jian Bao / Guotie
Location/Area (address or cross-street): Dingxi Road and Anhua Road
Fixed or Moving: Fixed
Time of Day: 6:00am-4:00pm
This vendor sells a variety of handheld snacks from morning till midday out of the windowsill of a hole-in-the-wall. Around noon, this location also begins to sell a variety of sides to rice, still serving the other items on the side until they sell out. The niurou bao costs 2 kuai for one. The sheng jian bao and guotie are sold by fours for 6 kuai.
I have frequented this place about 6 or 7 times. This vendor sells the best niu rou bao. Both the niurou bao and shengjian bao are delicious snacks, with the first being more fragrant from the five-spice seasoning and beef. They also have different textures because the entire bun of the niurou bao is fried to a golden crisp. The skin of the guotie is a bit too thick and greasy.